Re: Waiting until a year for solids...?
I would say just keep offereing and let her play around. She will get it when she is ready. Also small bits of well cooked food might be better too. Carrots cooked in the crock pot my boys loved. They were so soft and easily mushed. At that age I also started giving the boys mum-mum crackers. They basically disolve but it got them used to eating bigger pieces.
As long as she is nursing well and gaining weight I wouldn't worry.
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